The Drilling Supervisors Guide to Understanding
and Maintaining
Drilling Fluids

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The Drilling Supervisors Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Drilling Fluids

By Dr. Kenneth L. Bridges, 2008

This guide covers virtually every aspect involved in understanding and maintaining drilling fluids.  It is intended to give the Drilling Supervisor and the on-site Mud Engineer a thorough understanding of drilling mud. The book begins by giving a basic understanding of mud chemistry. Clay and polymer chemistry are then covered in detail. Calculations for engineering and maintaining the mud are presented in a clear and simple format. The goal of the manual is to enable the rig site supervision to be able to understand and manage the drilling mud programs.  Topics include: Functions of Drilling Fluids; Drilling Fluid Properties; Well Bore Stability; Drilling Fluid Components; Drilling Fluid Systems; Solids Control; and more!  2008, Drilbert Engineering.  350 pages.

Drilling Fluids - Table of Contents:

CHAPTER 1: FUNCTIONS OF DRILLING FLUIDS
CHAPTER 2: DRILLING FLUID PROPERTIES
CHAPTER 3: BASIC CHEMICAL CONCEPTS AND TERMINOLOGY
CHAPTER 4: CLAY CHEMISTRY
CHAPTER 5: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE CALCULATIONS
CHAPTER 6: WELL BORE STABILITY
CHAPTER 7: DRILLING FLUID COMPONENTS
CHAPTER 8: DRILLING FLUID SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 9: TREND ANALYSIS
CHAPTER 10: CONTAMINANTS
CHAPTER 11: PLANNING A DRILLING FLUID PROGRAM
CHAPTER 12: SOLIDS CONTROL
TABLE OF FIGURES
REFERENCES
INDEX

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